posted on Feb, 17 2010 @ 06:41 PM
This is not new news. The administration was contemplating this publicly as early as last May. Yes, it is abhorrent and creates the worst kind of
precedent. BTW, not only is it indefinite, it is preventative
Preventative? what does this mean? How do they know what someone might do? Might someone like myself at some point be "preventatively detained"
in case I might someday incite violence against the government (for the record, I'm a pacifist)?
Couple this with possible policy changes that allow the government to identify people with "possible links to terrorists", declare them to be enemy
combatants and have them assassinated and you've got a very potent mix of Aldous Huxley and George Orwell.
ron paul link
Now, ask yourself. How does one become identified as being linked to a terrorist, or more importantly, how does one define terrorism? In an extremist
view, might it be terrorism to incite fear of the government on an online forum such as ATS?
Again, I ask: Am I currently engaging in discussions on ATS with someone who may be declared a terrorist? Scary thought (btw, I don't think so...you
all seem really nice and stuff)
I don't know about you, but put these notions together and I get chills down my spine.